IP for Life Science Companies: Preparing for Future Investment
This workshop will explore the protection and strategic use of intellectual property (IP) for building a company with a competitive advantage.
Understanding and developing an IP strategy is essential for all companies seeking to compete in an environment where obtaining investment and commercial success is becoming increasingly competitive.
The different forms of IP protection available will be described with a particular emphasis on the Life Sciences sector. Further, the workshop will cover how these forms of IP protection can be used to develop an IP strategy that will strengthen and safe-guard your company and help you prepare for future investment opportunities.
Meet the Speaker
Patricia Folkins, Partner @ Bereskin&Parr, Leader of the Chemical Practice Group
Patricia Folkins is a partner at Bereskin & Parr LLP, where she heads the Chemistry Patents team. Her practice is focused on the preparation and follow-up of patent applications relating to chemistry, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. She also assesses new technologies and takes care of portfolio management.
Patricia obtained a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University before joining a leading biopharmaceutical company, where she worked for several years as a researcher and then as a technical advisor in the patent department. She had previously worked at a major Canadian university as an intellectual property manager. She is Chair of the Patent Committee of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC).